|I've never seen so much mistletoe on one tree!|
|Inside Upper Palace|
|Inside Lower Palace|
|My pictures of Naschmarkt itself weren't very good, so I'm posting a picture of an interesting building near the market.|
We then visited Karlskirche, a baroque church on the way back to the area where we were staying. The church was quite striking even from the outside, and we decided to go in to see its frescoes. One thing that was unusual in Karlskirche was that we were able to get quite close to the inside of the dome by taking an elevator and then a series of stairs. There was something about this particular elevator that brought out a sudden fear of heights in me, but Scott encouraged me to keep going and take the stairs to the top. I wonder if it'll ever see frescoes painted in a church dome at such close range again.
|Picture taken from floor of church|
|Moving up toward the dome|
|Close-up of fresco|
|Looking up at the dome!|
|View from the top|
|Karlskirche from the outside|
Last, but not least, we visited Cafe Sacher to try their sachertorte! I would highly recommend this dessert to all chocolate lovers. It had layers of chocolate cake with apricot jam between layers and a dark chocolate frosting. It was served with unsweetened whipped cream. On the whole, it was probably not as sweet as many American chocolate cakes, but I loved it because the chocolate tasted like it was of very good quality.
The midday steamed shellfish meal combined with the late afternoon sachertorte pretty much killed our appetites for dinner, so we had yogurt and fruit in our hotel later. I was happy even with that, though, because there was so much nice yogurt and fruit available in the grocery store we popped into. Besides, I think sachertorte is worth killing my appetite for.